Assembly Convenes Joint Informational Hearing on State’s Role in Homelessness

On Thursday, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and the Assembly Housing and Community Development convened a joint hearing to explore the state’s role in homelessness in California. The hearing featured an overview of state homelessness activities from representatives from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) and the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency (BCSHA).

Lawmakers additionally received presentations detailing promising local programs and services and ongoing needs from local representatives from Southern California, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley. The hearing finally featured a panel of experts, including from homeless service providers and local governments, on recommendations and reforms needed to address homelessness in the state.

The hearing agenda is available here. A video recording of the hearing is available here.